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« on: November 24, 2016, 02:51:36 PM »
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    Shinkafi  Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Shinkafi at13°03′00″N 6°29′004″E with an area of about 674mk2 and population of 135,649 (2006 Census). It shares boundaries with Isa Local Government Area (Sokoto State) and Niger Republic from the north, Zurmi Local Government Area to the South and South-East, Maradun Local Government Area and Raba Local Government Area (Sokoto State) by the west. Distance from the State Capital, Gusau is approximately 116 km.


    HISTORY OF THE AREA:

    In the early days of 1802 before the Jihad of Usman Danfodio, an Islamic Scholar named Mallan Muhammadu Zabo, who was one of the ancestors of Borno Empire migrated along the east of the area. He led his entourage in search of green pasture for their flocks. Even at that time, Mallan Zabo was a man of means and so he took with him many flocks, birds, horses, his wives and children as well as some slaves. It is also evident that the entire entourage that came along with him were part of the Barebari people that settled firstly in a nearby Village called ‘Badarawa’. The entourage later stopped at a valley near a river they named “Tafkin Kaiwa” which they made as their first settlement.





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  • The Katsinawa merchant also found the place a good area for the settlement, the present days Gidan Dankwara. Another group of people came from Kwazare Town of Niger Republic together with their leader called Adagwargo, who belong to Rahazawa ethnic background, the present Gidan Sarkin Ruwa in Barhazawa area. This entourage also came with along with their herds and branched to the same valley where they found shelter and water to feed their herds. As they interacts socially with the first settlers, the Barebari, results to a growing population and the area become convenient for many stop-over traders, who used spend nights for they commercial undertakings. Yet another group of hunters who came around the valley in search of wild animals stars to settle there.

    The area now developed and congested to become a very big settlement, with Mamman as their leader, the ruler of Badarawa, Magaji Bello, decided to come and re-settle (shifted) them to another settlement, Gonar Mai Saje, (‘Yan Kukoki) where there was abundance of water. The people settled and began to cultivate rice along the valley in a large quantity, due to their ability in rice production; the community was named ‘Shinkafi’ from the hausa name of rice - shinkafa. Due to insecurity those days, and physical security as the settlement has become a commercial area with vast of travellers, Magaji Bello mobilized the people to erected a wall (called Ganuwa) around the settlement which was enforced by a circular ditch. The descendants of Magaji Bello are the present Gidan Doka.

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  • The town leadership used to be District Head from 1835 – 2000, when the First Executive Governor of Zamfara, Sen. Ahmed Sani (Yariman Bakura) upgraded it to an Emirate – Sarkin Gabas of Shinkafi (Second Class Emir). The rulers from then to-date are as follows:-

    1. Magaji Mamman 1835 – 1845;

    2. Magaji Bello 1845 – 1859;

    3. Magaji Ibrahim I 1859 – 1874;

    4. Magaji Bube 1874 – 1889;

    5. Magaji Umaru 1889 – 1903;

    6. Magaji Abdu 1903 – 1922;

    7. Magaji Ahmadu 1922 – 1926;

    8. Magaji Mainasara (Dango) 1926 – 1939;

    9. Magaji Ahmadu Lamido 1939 – 1950;

    10. Magaji Ibrahim II 1950 – 1990;

    11. Magaji Mohammadu Moyi 1990 – 1994;

    12. Magaji Mohammadu Makwashe 1995 – 2000;

    13. Emir Mohammadu Makwashe 2000 – to date.
    Shinkafi
    Shinkafi
    LGA and town
    Nickname(s): fadama,
    Motto: the commercial town
    Shinkafi is located in Nigeria
    Shinkafi
    Shinkafi
    Location in Nigeria
    Coordinates: 13°02′N 6°31′ECoordinates: 13°02′N 6°31′E
    Country     Nigeria
    State    Zamfara State
    Government
     • Type    local government council
     • chairman    Honourable Sani Galadi
    Area
     • Total    674 km2 (260 sq mi)
    Population (2006 census)
     • Total    135,649
    Time zone    WAT (UTC+1)
    3-digit postal code prefix    883
    Area code(s)    SKF
    ISO 3166 code    NG.ZA.SH

    The postal code of the area is 883

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